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Jun 18 10 4:26 PM

QUOTE (loga @ June 05, 2010 10:54 pm)
flamelssecret/jawdrop.gif I have done some diging on the elamental swords but it's hard to find records on them can any body help me?

All the elemental swords except Clarent (as far as I've researched) seem to have some sort of historical account. Excalibur is the well-known sword of Arthur, Joyeuse was Charlemagne's personal weapon, and **spoilery**, though not at all well-known, seems to have been the sword of this too is too spoilery. But Clarent... well, Clarent doesn't seem to be known at all! In fact, its only reference is in a Medieval English Poem, and appears to have been used for knighting ceremonies and other peaceful encounters. It was stolen from Arthur and used by Mordred to kill him.

Now we all know the classic tale of Arthur pulling out the Sword in the Stone and becoming king. Everyone assumed it was Excalibur. Now, there is also the myth of the Lady in the Lake, who gave Excalibur to Arthur as a loan to be returned later. Now, we seem to have a paradox here! Excalibur was possessed by Arthur from even before he was king, but after he became king, the Lady in the Lake gave it to him? I think not.

So my theory is this: the Sword in the Stone was Clarent, and the Lady in the Lake gave Arthur Excalibur. Now, because of their similarities in the hilt and because Arthur preferred Excalibure more than Clarent, I believe Clarent was completely forgotten, and Excalibur became the only mythological sword. Or maybe they combined... and Arthur simply continued to call it Excalibur. And Mordred split the swords and took one of them: Clarent. Anyway, I'm starting to think we need a thread for the Elemental Swords, because there's too much about them to put anywhere else! Or is there already a thread for them? Because if there is, I haven't been able to find it!

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Sep 25 10 8:11 AM

Do you have any idea when the Earthlords will be coming out?
Am I right to assume that Michael hasn't even started writing it yet??
Thanks!

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Oct 5 10 1:46 PM

I've just been wondering, for the fifth magic: Why does everyone call it "Aether"? I've really only heard it referred to as "the magic of time" in the books, but I could just not be remembering something.

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Oct 5 10 2:24 PM

Most cultures have a fifth element and have aether as empty space.
The Ancient Greeks originally of thought aether as a kind of mist that makes the sky blue, but later the Romans changed it to empty space, too.
I'm not sure what it has to do with time, but Michael called it Aether magic once, and Time Magic another time.

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Oct 5 10 6:50 PM

QUOTE (Nurmengard @ September 25, 2010 08:11 am)
Do you have any idea when the Earthlords will be coming out?
Am I right to assume that Michael hasn't even started writing it yet??
Thanks!

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Oct 5 10 7:17 PM

I am a little confused, is that The De Danann Tales?

Or a completely different book?

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Oct 5 10 8:14 PM

QUOTE (PakitoLestrange @ October 05, 2010 02:17 pm)
I am a little confused, is that The De Danann Tales?

Or a completely different book?

Its a completely different book, a new series.

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Oct 5 10 11:45 PM

Thank you

But The De Danann Tales look good as well. I must read an excerpt if there are any haha

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Oct 6 10 10:53 AM

The Earthlords looks promising! I'll keep an eye out for that one!

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Oct 9 10 12:10 PM

QUOTE (Michael Scott @ October 05, 2010 06:50 pm)
There is no publication date, but yes, I have started writing it. The opening line of chapter one is:

A thousand years...


Michael

flamelssecret/clap3.gif flamelssecret/clap3.gif flamelssecret/clap3.gif Now we know two things about the Earthlords book:
1. The first three words
2. Bathala will make an appearance
Thanks Mr. Scott!!

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Oct 10 10 9:09 AM

QUOTE (Nurmengard @ October 09, 2010 12:10 pm)
flamelssecret/clap3.gif flamelssecret/clap3.gif flamelssecret/clap3.gif Now we know two things about the Earthlords book:
1. The first three words
2. Bathala will make an appearance

Actually, if I am not mistaken, Michael has mentioned Canadian locations (British Columbia?) and myths from Australia and some parts of Asia. I believe it was a dream god from Australia. I'll have to look for the exact quotes

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Oct 10 10 11:52 PM

QUOTE (Michael Scott @ October 05, 2010 06:50 pm)
QUOTE (Nurmengard @ September 25, 2010 08:11 am)
Do you have any idea when the Earthlords will be coming out?
Am I right to assume that Michael hasn't even started writing it yet??
Thanks!

There is no publication date, but yes, I have started writing it. The opening line of chapter one is:

A thousand years...


Michael

Ooh...I'm hooked! A lot can happen in a thousand years... flamelssecret/read.gif

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Oct 24 10 8:58 AM

Does the Pyramid of the Sun(mentioned in The Necromancer) related to the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan?

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Nov 13 10 7:33 PM

QUOTE (Sparticle @ August 19, 2009 01:43 am)
I have a question for Kris, Zephfire, and Michael (if he has enough time to read this ). Since your birthdays are coming up...would you each like a request drawing of something/someone from the series?

It's a way I can thank you for all of your awesomeness on the forums

Do we get to see the final artwork? flamelssecret/clap3.gif

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Nov 13 10 8:06 PM

Hypothetical question for the forum members if an Elder/Dark Elder offered you the gift of immortality in exchange for working in their service (and this was your only opportunity to become immortal) would you accept? Why or why not?

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Nov 13 10 10:24 PM

Despite the general fear of aging and death, I'd say no. Watching everyone (i.e. siblings, children, grandchildren, etc,) die around you would far outweigh pretty much any benefits that could be brought from immortality. Seeing how the world would change, while being an interesting experience, may not actually be a good thing.

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Dec 25 10 3:01 AM

hi everyone. I have a question about the books can somebody tell me where exactly was Danu talis?

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